Work Accidents continued…

Sarah worked in a care home near Newquay, helping to prepare meals.  She often had to bring down items from a high shelf.  She did this by standing tiptoe on a stool and leaning over to her side.  On the day, while reaching down a box, her foot slipped and in trying to prevent a fall she wrenched her arm.

The insurers of the home accepted liability for the accident.  We instructed a specialist hand surgeon who diagnosed a ligament injury to Sarah’s wrist, for which she claimed.  She also had a substantial claim for loss of earnings and other losses.  The insurers’ settlement offer was unrealistic, so we started court proceedings for Sarah and obtained a sum well over the offer figure.

(Based on a real case but with name, location and other details changed, to ensure client confidentiality.)